Speaker: Wendy Blount, DVM
Dr. Blount is a companion animal (dogs and cats only) veterinarian,
who is Texas A&M Residency trained in Small Animal Internal Medicine. In addition to her Internal Medicine
referral and general medicine
practice, Dr. Blount conducts Continuing Education Seminars for small animal veterinarians, veterinary
technicians and animal control officers.
Dr. Blount recently taught an undergraduate college course on "Medicine and
Behavior in the Animal Sheltering Environment" for Duquesne University. She has also served as Medical
Director & Surgeon for SpayNeuterNac and O'Malley PET (Preventing Euthanasia Together).
Dr. Blount has received several prestigious awards in recent years, including the Texas Veterinary Medical
Association (TVMA) "Companion Animal Practitioner of the Year" for outstanding contributions to veterinary
medicine, the "Bilderback Award" for support of the animal sheltering community and the Texas Academy of
Veterinary Practitioners (TAVP) "Clinical
Referral and Consultation Award," which recognizes contributions made by outstanding veterinary practitioners.
In vet school and her early days of practice, Dr. Blount developed outstanding UltraSound
skills. She further honed these skills during her Texas A&M Residency under the guidance of some of the best
sonographers in the world. Over the years, she has become a veteran of literally thousands of successful
UltraSound exams. Dr. Blount has become well known for her UltraSound expertise which she incorporates into
almost all areas of her practice and referral diagnotics.
Guest Speaker: Kathy Engler, DVM
Dr. Engler graduated from the University of Missouri
College of Veterinary Medicine. She worked as a small animal clinician for 5
years before joining Banfield in 1996. During her 18 years with Banfield, Dr. Engler served as
a practicing clinician and Chief of Staff in the
greater Seattle area, a Medical Advisor consulting with doctors across the country, a member of
the Medical Standards Board, and as Sr. Director of Veterinary Career Development. She also supported
the OR/SW WA market of 14 to 26 hospitals as the Medical Director.
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Additionally, Dr. Engler became a Diplomate of the American Board of
Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) in 2001 and recertified in 2011, has worked with the Blue Cross in Hyderabad,
India supporting community education through the MARS Ambassador Program, and volunteers each January as
one of the race veterinarians for the "Kuskokwim 300" dog sled race out of Bethel, Alaska. Dr. Engler joined
Dechra in September 2014 as a field based Professional Services Veterinarian for the West.